here. iraq is not turning into a satellite state of tehran. the iraqis are nationalistic people, who will forge their own identity going forward, chris. >> well, that's good to hear. you know, in terms of american politics, which i cover here, rajiv, let's take a look at this. according to a new cbs poll right now, 77% of the american people agree with this need to take these troops out. only 17% disagree with it. and i was just thinking, listen to dick cheney, and i'm no fan of his foreign policy, i'm just thinking, suppose he had said back in 2001, 2002, when he was blowing the bugle for going into iraq, he said, let's go in there and stay a decade or two. if he had been honest, in what he's just saying right now, back then, nobody would have gone in. so this argument, get them in there, hook us in there, ratchet effect, and then keep us in there for forever is a totally dishonest approach to policy making. it's getting us to do something under false pretenses, and then coming out and saying, let's never leave, by the way. if he had tried that back in 2001 during his big bs buildup, nobody would have gone in there.